When traveling outside the country you are allowed to bring back a certain amount of goods without paying import taxes, as long as they are for personal use or gifts and you bring them yourself. We are going to analyse the restrictions and limits on tobacco, alcohol, money and other products at Malaga airport and in the UK.
Please note that you are not allowed to sell anything you have bought on a duty free basis.
It's time to come back from your holiday in Malaga and wonder about the amounts you can transport on the plane without problems. You are in luck, the UK has a soft policy for travellers arriving from within the European Union.
There are no limits for own consumer products or gifts that you intend to introduce in the country, as long as you do not exceed the figures we indicate and comply with these rules:
You can be checked to determine whether you are carrying a prohibited or restricted item. In these cases you will be asked about items you bring, bills and your trip.
Below you will find information on the quantities you can transport if your flight arrives from, for example, Malaga, within the European Union.
In the case of flights to the United Kingdom from a non-EU country, or from special destinations such as Gibraltar or the Canary Islands. The limits are more restrictive and apply the same as when you fly to Spain and are detailed below.
Official information: www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods
Spain applies the same limits and restrictions to all flights regardless of their origin. If your luggage includes more than the amount indicated below, you will have to pay import duties, VAT and excise duties:
Please note that the information above is 100% of products you could bring to the airport without having to declare. You can combine it proportionally so as not to exceed the limits, for example 100 cigarettes and 25 cigars.
Official information: www.aena.es/en/passengers/restricted-regulated-products.html
If you travel to Spain there is a limit of 430€ on the products you have purchased before taking the flight. For children under 15 years of age the limit is 150 euros.
If you are transporting money to Spain you should know that the maximum limit is less than 10,000 euros, if you exceed this amount you must declare the full quantity.
If you are travelling to the UK from Spain you do not need to declare any goods or amount of money, only if you are arriving from outside the European Union, Northern Cyprus, Gibraltar or the Canary Islands.
In addition to tobacco and alcohol restrictions and limits, there are a number of items that are totally banned at airports and could have legal consequences:
* This guide is valid as of February 16, 2018.